The flowers on our dwarf lilac bush have a grainy look, like tiny purple seeds that barely open up. The fragrance is still sweet and delights all of the senses. The bush blooms during three seasons, unlike larger varieties whose flowers die at the end of spring.
The winter snows fall and blanket every branch, but there were many times in the past when the flowers were still blooming. But the photo above does not show snow flakes falling, but rather spots of light dancing through the branches in the thick of summer.
Though this dwarf lilac bush will only reach six feet tall at the most, it likes to shoot new branches to each and every side. Sometimes it starts to block our steps leading to our back yard, but trimming it does the trick and triggers the growth of even more flowers to it’s limbs.
Photo taken by my husband in Spring 2017